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Artist Behind 'Oklahoma is Black' Exhibit Discusses Diversity in Art

News9 • April 19, 2019

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh had the attention of a full house in the atrium of her passion project, as she answered questions posed by the director of Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts, A-lan Holt.

“This regular everyday black person here in Oklahoma, in the middle of the country, this is who an American is,” Fazlalizadeh explained to me ahead of the event.

As a Northeast Oklahoma City native now living in New York, Fazlalizadeh wanted to capture the stories of her friends, family and neighbors, who are not often reflected in art.

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